Students and Families
Are you a high school student looking to be academically challenged? Are you looking to begin courses in your intended major to ensure it's a good fit? Do you want to potentially save money by earning college credit and high school credit together?
Request your school counselor either email your most recent high school transcript to the Office of Admissions at email@example.com or upload the transcript to the School Counselor Portal: https://www.bgsu.edu/admissions/school-counselors.html.
A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for admissions to BGSU's CCP program.
BGSU will accept ACT scores, SAT scores or Accuplacer Reading Comprehension scores to determine student’s college readiness and admissions to the CCP Program. BGSU’s program is in line with the State’s recommendations of score ranges. Eligible score ranges can be found at: CCP: Student Eligibility Assessment Testing.
If you have not yet taken the ACT or SAT and would like to register for Accuplacer Reading Comprehension, please visit the following link: https://www.bgsu.edu/college-credit-plus/accuplacer.html
If you have earned college credit at another institution, have transcripts sent to BGSU.
Transcripts can be mailed to:
Office of Admissions
110 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Gree, OH 43403-0085
If you are currently taking BGSU courses and plan to continue, schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to register for classes, by calling 419-372-8943.
If you were previously enrolled in CCP at BGSU and stopped attending for a semester or longer, please click on the Readmit form icon. Please complete the readmit form, scan, and email to CCPlus@bgsu.edu (see below).
On-Campus/Online: Once your readmit form is received, you will need to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor to register for classes. To schedule, call 419-372-8943.
Dual Enrollment (Classes at HS): Once your readmit form is received, work with your school counselor to determine the BGSU courses you will enroll in at your high school. Your school counselor will contact your BGSU academic advisor for course registration. Orientation sessions will occur during the academic year. Individual appointments are not required.
After completing the above steps you will receive an email and letter from BGSU regarding your application status.
High schools will assist students in the book ordering process. Students should NOT purchase books on their own unless directed to do so by their school district. The textbook will be the property of the school district.
BGSU will send CCP student schedule reports to each district approximately two weeks prior to the start of classes and approximately three weeks after the semester has begun to ensure accurate textbook ordering. It is the responsibility of the student to follow up with their school district to learn the process of receiving their books for each semester.
Delivery Options and Eligibility
BGSU CCP courses are recommended for qualified 9-12th grade students.
On-Campus: The On-Campus Option provides the opportunity to strengthen and enrich a student's educational experience through enrollment in college courses on the main campus of BGSU.
Online: Unable to come to campus? Enroll in BGSU courses online and earn college credit in the comfort of your home. Online course utilize our Canvas learning management system.
Online learners must have excellent time management skills and be able to motivate themselves to keep up with their work.
Dual-Enrollment: College classes will be offered on the high school campus if the high school has partnered with BGSU to offer courses under one of the current three options of course delivery.
Available classes will vary between districts. Speak with your high school counselor to see if your school offers this option.
Self-Pay: High school students may also choose to pay the costs of college coursework. Students in this program are eligible to take a maximum of 15 hours of coursework each semester during the academic year. Students can decide if they want the college class to also count for high school credit (with exception of remedial courses).
Students and parents are financially responsible for paying all tuition and textbook related expenses.
Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their high school guidance counselor and college advisor when making course selections.
To be eligible students must meet BGSU admission requirements (see "Apply Now" for more information)
Public School Students: College Credit Plus is an opportunity available to all 7-12 grade students who are accepted into the program by a college or university within Ohio.
Private School Students: Private School students must apply to the Ohio Department of Education to receive funding to underwrite their costs. Please check the main College Credit Plus page for information, forms and updates.
Homeschool Students: Homeschool students must apply to the Ohio Department of Education to receive funding to underwrite their costs. Please check the main College Credit Plus page for information, forms and updates.
Courses you are permitted to take
- Ohio legislation requires students complete 15 credit hours of Level 1 courses before continuing to Level 2 courses. Further description of allowable courses can be found out Course Eligibility.
- BGSU courses found on the Ohio Transfer Model and CTAG are approved Level 1 courses: https://reports-cems.transfercredit.ohio.gov/pg_1
- Many CCP students enroll in BG Perspective, or general education, classes (as long as pre-requisites have been met) to complete the 15 hours of Level 1 course work. Exceptions may be made outside of the BG Perspectives and OTM approved courses is a class is fulfilling a 15 hour pathway or 30 hour pathway established by the high school
- CCP students may take classes that are open, provided all course prerequisites are met.
- Students interested in Music Performance should contact the Coordinator of Music Admissions at 419-372-8577 for information about auditions and placement.
Courses you are not permitted to take
- You cannot take remedial classes.
- Certain courses are reserved for specific student populations; these are identified by including a letter at the end of the course number (example; SOC 1010A or SOC 1010H).
- Sectarian religion courses
- Physical Education courses
- Study Abroad
- Individual Music Lessons
To register for on-campus and online classes you are required to meet with your Academic Advisor each semester to discuss course options.
New for Summer BGSU CCP Students: To register for Summer you must meet with an Academic Advisor for a 1-hour appointment. To make an appointment with you Academic Advisor please call our office at 419-372-8943.
New for Fall BGSU CCP Students: Once accepted you will receive information on how register for the Fall semester in your admissions letter. You have the option of attending a CCP Registration Night event in May, or scheduling an appointment with your advisor after the registration events.
New for Spring CCP Students: To register for Spring you must meet with an Academic Advisor for a 1-hour appointment. To make an appointment with you Academic Advisor please call our office at 419-372-8943.
Continuing BGSU CCP Students: If you have already enrolled in courses through BGSU's CCP program before, you must meet with an Academic Advisor every semester before you can register for classes. To make an appointment with you Academic Advisor please call our office at 419-372-8943.
At BGSU, College Credit Plus students are assigned an academic advisor from day one, and we strive to provide every opportunity possible for students to not only meet with an advisor, but to develop an important and on-going partnership designed to lead toward the important outcome of student success.
Students work with advisors to:
- establish educational and career goals
- develop academic degree plans
- explore experiential learning opportunities such as study abroad, service learning, internships, undergraduate research and many other co-curricular opportunities